Friends for Vito Fossella has ended its online “friendship” with The Brooklyn Papers, following a Papers report showing that a Web site for the four-term Republican congressman’s campaign was filled with lurid content.
As The Brooklyn Papers reported last month, the Friends for Vito Fossella MySpace page had more than 1,500 online “friends,” some of whom had profiles so sexually charged that they would surely knock the socks off the congressman’s socially conservative base.
For the Luddites out there, MySpace is an online forum that allows members to socialize in a no-holds-barred virtual environment.
In order to make friends, one member requests another’s friendship. That second member then reviews the requestor’s profile and approves or denies the friendship. The Friends for Vito Fossella page, created by a former campaign volunteer with help from Fossella’s campaign, didn’t seem to deny anyone — including a lesbian who likes to “kiss and lavish my tongue” on the “molars and bicuspids” of her partners, a man who admires women with “fat azzez,” and a man who celebrated his bowel movements.
To test the limits of Fossella’s friendship, The Brooklyn Papers concocted an online persona called Polly Amorous, a self-described atheist and bisexual swinger represented by a curvaceous cartoon woman in bondage. Polly’s request for friendship with Fossella was promptly accepted — but it turned out to be a brief flirtation.
Following The Brooklyn Papers’ publication of a list of some of Fossella’s “friends,” Polly was unceremoniously de-friended, as they say in virtual circles.
Even worse, Friends for Vito Fossella made its page private, denying entry to all but its approved “friends.”
It was a virtual slap in the face.
Even more insulting, many of Fossella’s most inappropriate friends, including Hysterical Glamour, MaH Sw4gg3r and J A Y, were not deleted.
So we ask with all due respect: Vito, why can’t we be friends?